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Ujjayi Pranayama. psychic breathing

Jun 18, 2012

Ujjayi It is one of the eight respiratory retention exercises mentioned in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (manual written by Yogi Svatmarama in the middle of the XNUMXth century AD where the integration between the physical disciplines and the highest spiritual practices of the Raja Yoga) Its main characteristic is that it is not a silent breath, but rather the opposite, since it consists of breathing by partially closing the glottis, which slows down the entry and exit of air, producing a uniform, regular and continuous sound. by friction of air against the glottis.

The breathing ujjayi often accompanies some meditation techniques such as ajapa japa o pranavidya. - To start sit in easy pose or lie down on savasana (relaxation posture). - Partially close the glottis and breathe slowly and deeply through the nose, emitting a soft sound in the throat that must be uniform and in a low tone. You have to feel as if you are breathing through the throat and that the air does not create any friction in the nostrils, instead you will hear the sound emitted in the throat, although it will not be audible to other people who are close to you. - Stay focused on the sound that is produced in the throat. She starts breathing in ujjayi a few minutes and gradually increase the duration. Highly trained people are able to hold it for an entire training session. Asanas de Hatha Yoga. What benefits can it bring you? By exerting gentle pressure on the carotid sinuses, it slows down the heart rate and lowers blood pressure; it also provides a deep sense of relaxation and peace of mind; helps to reach a state of interiorization, concentration and meditation; if you practice ujjayi en savasana it will help you overcome states of insomnia; in advanced practices it is achieved by ujjayi consciously direct the prana. Due to the friction of the air on the glottis, Ujjayi breathing is in direct relationship with agni (fire), which eliminates impurities, with prana (vital energy) and with manas (the mind), which allows awareness. Irune.

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